Artist Bio

Brian Dennehy

(1938 – 2020)


Brian Dennehy appeared at the Goodman in Hughie (2004 and 2010), Krapp’s Last Tape, Desire Under the Elms, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Death of a Salesman, A Touch of the Poet, The Iceman Cometh (also at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre) and Galileo. His Broadway credits include Desire Under the Elms, Inherit the Wind (with Christopher Plummer), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Tony Award for Best Actor), Death of a Salesman (Tony Award for Best Actor) and Translations. Off Broadway, he has appeared in Richard Nelson’s Conversations in Tesculum at The Public Theater, The Cherry Orchard at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Says I, Says He at Phoenix Theatre. Regionally, he has appeared in Twelfth Night, The Homecoming, All’s Well that Ends Well, Hughie and Krapp’s Last Tape at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario and Rat in the Skull at Wisdom Bridge Theatre. He appeared in London’s West End in Death of a Salesman (Olivier Award for Best Actor). Mr. Dennehy’s select film credits include The Big Year, The Next Three Days, Ratatouille, Assault on Precinct 13, Tommy Boy, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Presumed Innocent, Cocoon and Silverado, among others. He has appeared on television in 30 Rock, Law & Order, The West Wing, Just Shoot Me!, Birdland, Miami Vice, and in numerous television movies and miniseries. Mr. Dennehy was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2010.

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